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Fees and ways to pay

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You pay for your postgraduate studies module by module, rather than for an entire programme up front. The module fee you pay is dependent on what you study and where you live.

To find the fee for your chosen module, see our Postgraduate prospectus.

How much does it cost ?

The table below gives an indication of our price bands for a postgraduate qualification, based on current fees:

Arts and Humanities
Health Care
Social Sciences
£3,500 - £6,000
Information Systems
Development management
Systems Practice
£6,000 - £10,000
MBA around £16,000
PGCE See PGCE fees and ways to pay

Ways to pay

Pay upfront

You can pay part or all of your tuition fees upfront securely with a debit or credit card. We accept most well known credit and debit cards.

Financial support

If you are studying towards a taught masters or doctorate you won’t be eligible for financial support towards your module fees or towards most study costs.

If you are resident in Scotland, certain postgraduate modules may be eligible for help with fees. For the most up-to-date information, click

Other help

If you are an OU graduate with an honours degree, support may be available from the Crowther Fund. The Crowther Fund is intended to help OU graduates build upon their OU degrees, either by formal study or research or by generally broadening their experience through a period of voluntary work.

The fund doesn't take account of financial circumstances. The application closing date is 28 February each year.

To apply, download the application form and guidance notes.

For further information, please email

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